Monday, March 19, 2012

Your DIY Solution To Diaper Pail Stinkies

Does your diaper pail smell less than luxurious?  Does it lack the smell of roses and lavender?  Is that a stupid question?  Sure it is.  I mean it's a pail that stores a whole load of pee and poo.  Why would it smell luxurious?  I know we've talked about a few ways you can help to keep the stink away.  Make sure your pail has good air flow.  Spray off poopy diapers.  Sprinkle some baking soda in your pail.  Wash your diapers at least every other day.  All of these sujestions can really help to minimize the stink.  But what about the roses?  What about the lavender?  Is that too much to ask?  I don't think so.  Below I'm going to show you a tutorial on How To Make Your Own Diaper Pail Essential Oil Diffuser Pillow.  Attached to the inside of your diaper pail this diffuser will freshen your nursery and keep those stinkies at bay.

(2) 4"x4" Fabric Squares (I just used some terrycloth fabric scraps I had)
(1) 4"x8" Fabric Rectangle  (I just used some terrycloth fabric scraps I had)
(1) 1/2"x1" Sew On Velcro Loop
(1) 1/2"x1" Stick On Velcro Hook
Essential Oil (I used lavender)

- Sew the Velcro loop strip to the center of one of the 4"x4" pieces of fabric.  Sew a straight stitch as close to the edge as possible.  Make sure the Velcro is sewn on with the loop facing out on the "right" side of the  fabric.
- Lay the two 4"x4" fabric squares on top of each other.  Make sure that the "right" sides of each fabric are facing each other.  The Velcro should be on the inside as well.
- Sew a straight stitch 1/4" in around the squares.  Make sure to leave about 2" open so you can turn the pillow right side out.
- Cut the extra fabric off the three sewn sides and the corners.  Leave the extra fabric on the side that you did not sew shut.
- Take your 4"x8" fabric piece and fold it in half... then fold it in half again... then fold it in half again... till you have a little square.
- Turn the pillow right side out.  Make sure to fully push out each of the corners.
- Stuff the pillow with the folded up piece of fabric.
- Fold the ends of the fabric in on the open section of the pillow.
- Sew around the entire pillow with a straight stitch an 1/8" in.  Make sure that you seal the opening closed.

- Add some Essential Oil to your pillow.  Start with about 5 drops.  Don't overdo it!  I didn't think it was getting enough and put way too much on.  Let's just say that the room smelled a little "too good".  If you accidentally put too much just throw it in the wash (with towels or something not cloth diaper related).  If it's not enough just add more.  You can add any fragrance you want.  I'm using lavender right now.
- Stick your sticky back piece of Velcro hook onto the underside of the lid of your diaper pail.
- Stick your pillow to the Velcro on the diaper pail.

Voila!  You're done.  Now sniff the air and know that it will not burn the hairs from your nose... unless you put way too much essential oil on your pillow like I did.  You can use these little pillows anywhere.  If you don't need to stick it on a surface then just eliminate the Velcro.  You can put these in your lingerie drawer.  You can put them in your shoe closet.  You can put one in your gym bag.  Freshen up your life with a little essential oil.  {Snifffff} Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!  Smells so good.


  1. I tried to make this but OMG, mine is sooooo bad. There's people who can't sew, and then there's me---people who shouldn't TRY to sew. *LOL*. Oh well, it's hidden anyway. As long as it makes things smell better, who cares what it looks like. Thanks for posting this!

    1. Haha! You're right. Nobody's going to see it so it doesn't matter. : )


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